Ex-Hasht5 member Marlou Arizala unveils new look, new name
MANILA, Philippines – After weeks of dropping hints on television, former Hasht5 member Marlou Arizala unveiled his new look on Sunday, October 1, on Rated K.
He also has a new name: Xander Ford.
Wearing a gray suit, Xander was asked by host Korina Sanchez-Roxas what he felt after going through not only the cosmetic enhancements, but also his personal issues.
"Masakit pero kaya kasi po, ito talaga 'yung pangarap ko. Ito talaga 'yung goal ko, 'yung mabago 'yung sarili ko," he said. (It was painful, but this is my dream. This was my goal, to change myself.)
Asked if some people still recognize him despite his new look, Xander said: "'Yung iba pero parang nagdadalawang tingin." (Some do, but they do a double take.)
He added that through his transformation, he hopes people would also change their mindset about him.
Xander, as part of teen boy band Hasht5, was frequently bashed online. He went solo in 2016.
On Facebook, Star Image Artist Management, which handles Xander's career, shared some photos of his operation.
What do you think of Marlou's transformation into Xander? Let us know in the comments section! – Rappler.com